Monday, 17 November 2008

Manlove


I think there's a special art to writing m/m without being icky. I say this because of an experience I had a couple of years ago with an m/m tale that made me sick--literally. I couldn't handle the graphic sex scene it contained, which included the mention of the smell of poo.


I don't know about you, but the mention of poo in a sex scene does nothing for me, though I appreciate some people get off on it.


However, the reason I wouldn't buy m/m is because of this reason. How can I be sure it doesn't involve poo or something equally as gross? There isn't any indication, except maybe a 'graphic content' warning, that may alert me to what's inside.


So, lucky me in that I've been able to select a couple of manlove tales to edit where I know they aren't all about the sex. Or number twos. To read a book about men who fall in love with one another, where the romance side of it prevails, and their relationship, the love they feel for one another, is paramount.


This may seem a blatant plug coming up, but it isn't. If you want an m/m for all the good reasons, read Breaking Faith by M. King. This book converted me. What a wonderful tale.


And, imagine my delight to find today while editing that Jaime Samms' Poor Boy is as excellent as Breaking Faith. A delightful love story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


I'm quite a fan of M.King and Jaime Samms' voices. They know how to tell a tale.


:o)

6 comments:

Jaime Samms said...

Ummm...Wow.
I don't know what to say, so I'll settle for Thank You, Emmy. I'm quite a fan of M.J. myself, so I consider your comment high praise indeed.

Faith said...

I'm one of Jaime's editors, so I know she writes wonderful m/m, but I haven't read any of M. King's yet. I'll have to change that, and knowing you as well as I do, Emmy, I'm confident that Breaking Faith is an awesome novel!

Tess said...

I have been in the same place as you, Em.

But right now I am working with an author who is making a believer out of me too.

Way to Go, M. and Jaime!

dlgould said...

I've read many of M.J.'s excerpts and can say without a doubt, I'll be buying the book. It'll be the first M/M. Now I'll have to check out Jaimie's as well.

MJK said...

Oh my goodness me. *blush*
Uh....yeah. Big blush. Thank you! I have to say, this is really amazing to read because - if even the person who had to wade through my dodgy grammar and POV switches thinks this - I've done what I set out to achieve. Bless you, Emmy. *hug*

Props to Jaime too; I cannot wait to get my hands on Poor Boy! The Runaway is an awesome read as well, by the way, people. So, y'know. Go get it. ;-)

Oh, and if anyone's interest is piqued here by all this lavish praise *grin*, you might want to stop by Novel Sisterhood on Nov. 28th. I have an author day...and you'll have a chance to win a copy of Breaking Faith!

Sorry. Naughty me. Big, blatant plug. I'll go now.

That's http://groups.yahoo.com/group/novelsisterhood
November 28th!

(runs away)

M.E Ellis said...

You're welcome, MJ & Jaime. Well deserved, indeed.

:o)